Monthly Archives: December, 2013

TODD MCSHAY’S BIG BOWL BOARD!

Due to popular demand, I present to you Todd McShay’s BIG BOWL BOARD!!!!

Todd McShay's big board

Todd McShay’s big board

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2013-14 Bowl Season open!

The 2013 regular season is in the books, and bowl season is now open.  Here is how business will be conducted during bowl season around here.  I’ll probably post a weekly update on picks for you, and each update will only have the most recent picks.  In other words, if Lou Holtz picks FSU to win the national championship today, but a week from now chooses Auburn, then Auburn will be the official pick.  It is only the most recent one which I will be posting, and only the most recent one that counts.  I will also document where each pick came from, so if you have heard something different more recently then use your best judgement, mmkay?

Anyways, here’s the picks so far (Updated 1/3/14 for your pleasure):

Dari Nowkhah:
Oregon over Texas (35)
Ariz St over TTU (33)
LSU over Iowa (32)
Mich St over Stanford (31)
UCLA over VaTech (30)
KState over Michigan (29)
Louisville over Miami Fl (28)
Ole Miss over GaTech (27)
TAMU over Duke (26)
Cinci over UNC (24)
Baylor over UCF (23)
ND over Rutgers (22)
NIU over Utah St (21)
BYU over Washington (20)
Minnesota over Syracuse (19)
Marshall over Maryland (18)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (17)
BGSU over Pitt (15)
Rice over Miss St (14)
Oregon St over Boise St (12)
BC over Arizona (10)
ECU over Ohio (9)
Navy over MTSU (8)
Georgia over Nebraska (6)
UL-Lafayette over Tulane (5)
SDSU over Buffalo (4)
UNT over UNLV (3)
Fresno St over USC (2)
CSU over Wash St (1)

Mark Schlabach (espn.com 12/19):
CSU over Wash St
Fresno St over USC
Buffalo over SDSU
Tulane over UL-Lafayette
ECU over Ohio
Boise St over Oregon St
BGSU over Pitt
NIU over Utah St
Marshall over Maryland
Minnesota over Syracuse
BYU over Washington
ND over Rutgers
Cinci over UNC
Louisville over Miami FL
KState over Michigan
Navy over MTSU
Ole Miss over GaTech
Oregon over Texas
Ariz St over TTU
BC over Arizona
UCLA over VaTech
Miss St over Rice
TAMU over Duke
Georgia over Nebraska
UNT over UNLV
S.Carolina over Wisconsin
Iowa over LSU
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
Mizzou over Okla St
Houston over Vandy
Ball St over Ark St
FSU over Auburn

Mike golic (Mike and Mike 12/18):
Fsu over Auburn

Chris Fowler:
S.Carolina over Wisconsin

Kirk herbstreit
Oregon over Texas
Byu over Washington
Louisville over Miami Fl (twitter 12/28)
ND over Rutgers
Cinci over UNC
Michigan over KState
Baylor over UCF
Clemson over Ohio st
Nebraska over Georgia
Bama over OU
Iowa over LSU
NDSU over Towson
Wisconsin over S.Carolina

Desmond Howard:
Clemson over Ohio st
Georgia over Nebraska
Stanford over mich st
Baylor over UCF

Lee Corso:
Ohio st over Clemson
Georgia over Nebraska
LSU over Iowa
NDSU over Towson
Wisconsin over S.Carolina
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Mich St over Stanford (headgear pick)

Magic Johnson:
NDSU over Towson
Wisconsin over S.Carolina
LSU over Iowa
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
Mich St over Stanford

Jim mora:
Stanford over mich st

Colin Cowherd:
Auburn over fsu (Paul Finebaum show 12/18)
Ohio St over Clemson (The Herd 12/10)
Bama over OU (The Herd 12/10)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (The Herd 12/10)
Wash st over CSU (twitter 12/21)
Fresno st over USC (twitter 12/21)

Phil Steele:
Ohio St over Clemson (The Herd 12/10)
Bama over OU (The Herd 12/10)
Wash St over CSU (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
USC over Fresno St (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
SDSU over Buffalo (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
Tulane over UL-Lafayette (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
ECU over Ohio (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
Oregon St over Boise St (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
Utah St over NIU (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Miami Fl over Louisville (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Ariz St over TTU (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Georgia over Nebraska (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
LSU over Iowa (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Wisconsin over S.Carolina (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Stanford over Mich St (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Baylor over UCF (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Miss St over Rice
ND over Rutgers
TAMU over Duke
Navy over MTSU
UNT over UNLV
Ole Miss over GaTech
UNC over Cincinatti
Minnesota over Syracuse
KState over Michigan
Washington over BYU
Pitt over BGSU
Marshall over Maryland
Arizona over BC
Oregon over Texas
UCLA over VaTech
Okla St over Mizzou
FSU over Auburn

Jason Sehorn:
FSU over Ohio St (First Take CFB 12/6)

Paul Finebaum:
Auburn over fsu (The Experts 12/10)

Mike Bellotti:
Fsu over auburn (the experts 12/10)
Stanford over mich st (CFB daily 12/11)
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson

Kevin carter:
Fsu over auburn (the experts 12/10)
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St

Lou Holtz (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Ohio St over Clemson
Bama over OU
UCF over Baylor
Stanford over Mich St
Auburn over FSU
Oregon over Texas

Jesse Palmer (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Clemson over Ohio St (Orange Bowl Pre-game)
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Stanford over Mich St
FSU over Auburn
NIU over Utah St (Poinsettia bowl pregame)
Pitt over BGSU (CFB Live 12/26)
Okla St over Mizzou

David Pollack (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Clemson over Ohio St
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Stanford over Mich St (Rosebowl Pregame 1/1)
FSU over Auburn
NIU over Utah St (Twitter 12/27)
BYU over Washington (Twitter 12/27)
ND over Rutgers
Cinci over UNC
Louisville over Miami Fl
KState over Michigan
MTSU over Navy (Twitter 12/30)
Ole Miss over GaTech (Twitter 12/30)
Claims he only missed NIU so far 12/27

Mark May (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Ohio St over Clemson
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Stanford over Mich St
FSU over Auburn
Oregon over Texas

Danny Kanell:
Ecu over Ohio (twitter 12/23)
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
FSU over Auburn
Okla St over Mizzou

Tom Luginbill:
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
Auburn over FSU

Matt Stinchcomb:
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
Auburn over FSU

Andre Ware:
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
FSU over Auburn

Joey Galloway:
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
FSU over Auburn

Rod Gilmore:
Stanford over Mich St
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
Auburn over FSU

Brian Griese:
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
FSU over Auburn

Brock Huard:
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
FSU over Auburn

Matt Millen:
CSU over wash st (CFB live 12/20)
Buffalo over sdsu
USC over Fresno st
Tulane over ul-Lafayette
Whitewater over mt union

Ryen Russillo:
Ohio St over Clemson
Mizzou over Okla St
Ball St over Ark St

Ivan Maisel:
FSU over Auburn

Pat Forde (Forde Yard Dash 12/20):
Tulane over UL-Lafayette
Fresno St over USC
Wash St over CSU
Buffalo over SDSU
ECU over Ohio
Oregon St over Boise St
NIU over Utah St
BGSU over Pitt
Marshall over Maryland
Minnesota over Syracuse
Washington over BYU
UNC over Cinci
KState over Michigan
Louisville over Miami Fl
ND over Rutgers
GaTech over Ole Miss
Texas over Oregon
Ariz St over TTU
Navy over MTSU
Arizona over BC
UCLA over VaTech
Miss St over Rice
TAMU over Duke
Stanford oveR Mich St
Georgia over Nebraska
S.Carolina over Wisconsin
LSU over Iowa
Baylor over UCF
UNT over UNLV
Bama over OU
Mizzou over Okla St
Clemson over Ohio St
Vandy over Houston
Ball St over Ark St
FSU over Auburn

Todd McShay (ESPN Bowl Mania special 12/12):
Baylor over UCF (35)
TAMU over Duke (34)
ND over Rutgers (33)
ECU over Ohio (32)
Oregon over Texas (31)
Bama over OU (30)
Navy over MTSU (29)
BGSU over Pitt (28)
Ariz St over TTU (27)
Minnesota over Syracuse (26)
LSU over Iowa (25)
Ball St over Ark St (24)
UNT over UNLV (23)
UCLA over VaTech (22)
FSU over Auburn (21)
Arizona over BC (20)
Georgia over Nebraska (19)
Stanford over Mich St (18)
Wisconsin over S.Carolina (17)
Oregon St over Boise St (16)
Marshall over Maryland (15)
SDSU over Buffalo (14)
Wash St over CSU (13)
BYU over Washington (12)
KState over Michigan (11)
Vanderbilt over Houston (10)
Ohio St over Clemson (9)
Tulane over UL-Lafayette (8)
Utah St over NIU (7)
Rice over Miss St (6)
Fresno St over USC (5)
Ole Miss over GaTech (4)
UNC over Cinci (3)
Louisville over Miami Fl (2)
Okla St over Mizzou (1)

Robert Smith (ESPN Bowl Mania special 12/12):
Ole Miss over GaTech (35)
LSU over Iowa (33)
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF (32)
TAMU over Duke (31)
Georgia over Nebraska (31)
ND over Rutgers (30)
KState over Michigan (29)
Miami Fl over Louisville (28)
Oregon over Texas (27)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (26)
ECU over Ohio (25)
Stanford over Mich St (24)
USC over Fresno St (23)
Ariz St over TTU (22)
Oregon over Texas (21)
Maryland over Marshall (20)
Arizona over BC (19)
Navy over MTSU (17)
Georgia over Nebraska (16)
Minnesota over Syracuse (15)
Miss St over Rice (14)
Wash St over CSU (12)
UCLA over VaTech (11)
UNT over UNLV (10)
FSU over Auburn
Washington over BYU (9)
Oregon St over Boise St (8)
Tulane over ul-Lafayette  (7)
BGSU over Pitt (6)
Utah St over NIU (5)
Sdsu over buffalo (3)
Ohio St over Clemson (1)
Mountain Union over Whitewater

Ed Cunningham (ESPN Bowl Mania special 12/12):
Baylor over UCF (35)
Buffalo over SDSU (34)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (33)
Ariz St over TTU (32)
Oregon over Texas (31)
ND over Rutgers (29)
NIU over Utah St (28)
Navy over MTSU (27)
Ole Miss over GaTech (26)
Miami Fl over Louisville (24)
FSU over Auburn
TAMU over Duke (23)
Arizona over BC (22)
UCLA over VaTech (20)
Maryland oer Marshall (19)
BYU over Washington (18)
Miss St over Rice (17)
Cinci over UNC (16)
Michigan over KState (15)
UNT over UNLV (14)
Pitt over BGSU (12)
Bama over OU
Wash St over CSU (11)
Oregon St over Boise St (9)
ECU over Ohio (7)
Tulane over UL-Lafayette (6)
Minnesota over Syracuse (5)
Georgia over Nebraska (4)
Clemson over Ohio St
USC over Fresno St (3)
Iowa over LSU (2)
Stanford over Mich St (1)

Jennifer’s Picks:
S.Carolina over Wisconsin
Boise St over Oregon St
Marshall over Maryland
Bama over OU
Navy over MTSU
BGSU over Pitt
Mizzou over Okla St
Georgia over Nebraska
Arizona over BC
Kstate over Michigan
BYU over Washington
Wash St over CSU
SDSU over Buffalo
Louisville over Miami Fl
UNC over Cinci
Ole Miss over GaTech
Stanford over Mich St
Fresno St over USC
Miss St over Rice
NIU over Utah St
UL-Lafayette over Tulane
TAMU over Duke
Clemson over Ohio St
Houston over Vandy
LSU over Iowa
Minnesota over Syracuse
Ariz St over TTU
Baylor over UCF
ND over Rutgers
ECU over Ohio
Ark St over Ball St
UNT over UNLV
UCLA over VaTech
Texas over Oregon
Auburn over FSU (upset special)

Week 15 2013: Picks are graded, results are up!

Our final week of the regular season was a rough one for our panel of football experts.  The slate of games was pretty small, so there weren’t quite as many cupcakes to choose from I guess.  Let’s dive right into the good stuff.

We only had a few winners this week to speak of.  Jennifer will claim a slice of this week’s pie, going 5-2 on the week.  Mark May went 4-1 on the week, with his only lossing being Oklahoma State.  The two of them will split this week’s win.  Other mediocre winning weeks came from Colin Cowherd (3-2), Phil Steele, 4-3), Brian Griese (2-1), and Dari Nowkhah (6-4).

Our dueling celebrity guest pickers Joey Chesnut and Ryan Riess both went 4-2, although picking differently.  Chesnut went with Ohio State while Riess went with Michigan State, while Stanford got it right with Stanford, while Riess chose Arizona State.

Upset specialists had a solid week.  Mark Schlabach got his pick right this week with Michigan State over Ohio State.  Brad Edwards shocked the world with BGSU over NIU (Phil Steele is the only other expert to take BGSU).  Todd McShay jumped on the Mizzou bandwagon, and sadly missed out on the Auburn win.  Jennifer nailed another upset special going with Michigan State, but in case you missed it, that means in back to back weeks, her upset special predicted the demise of BOTH THE #1 AND #2 TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY!  She will be awarded a golden unicorn star for this feat of sorcery.

Before we get to losers this week, I thought I’d mention that Coach Corso went 3-3 on the week but missed his headgear pick (the Buckeyes).  Now on to losers.  Herbie kicked things off with a 2-4 record this week.  Todd McShay posted a 1-3 week.  Dr. Lou decided to swing for the fences, and missed by a mile with a 1-3 record.  Robert Smith went 2-4 while Brad Edwards went 2-3.  However, this week’s undisputed loser was Mel Kiper Jr. who went 1-4 on the week.  Sorry pal.

Other than that, check out the full slate below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 3-3
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT UCF over SMU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 2-4
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT UCF over SMU
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Joey Chesnut: 4-2
RIGHT UCF over SMU
RIGHT Stanford over Ariz St
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Ryan Riess: 4-2
RIGHT UCF over SMU
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St

Desmond Howard: 2-2
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St
WRONG Okla St over OU

David Pollack: 1-1
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Jennifer’s Picks: 5-2
RIGHT Fsu over duke
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
RIGHT UCF over SMU
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St (upset special)

Todd McShay: 1-3
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT FSU over Duke
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn (upset special)

Colin Cowherd: 3-2
RIGHT FSU over Duke
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
RIGHT Stanford over Ariz St

Ryen Russillo: 0-1
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-4
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
RIGHT Fresno St over Utah St
WRONG Okla St over OU

Lou Holtz: 1-3
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
RIGHT FSU over Duke
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Mark May: 4-1
RIGHT Mich st over Ohio st
RIGHT Stanford over Ariz st
WRONG Okla st over OU
RIGHT FSU over Duke
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou

Brian Griese: 2-1
RIGHT Mich st over Ohio st
RIGHT Stanford over Ariz st
WRONG Okla st over OU

Phil Steele: 4-3
RIGHT Bgsu over NIU
WRONG Okla st over OU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
RIGHT Stanford over ariz st
RIGHT Fsu over duke
WRONG Ohio st over duke
WRONG Mizzou over auburn

Mark Schlabach: 1-0
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St (upset special)

Paul Finebaum: 1-0
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou

Robert Smith: 2-4
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn
RIGHT FSU over Duke
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Mike Bellotti: 1-2
RIGHT FSU over Duke
WRONG Okla st over OU
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn

Matt Stinchcomb: 1-1
RIGHT Stanford over ariz st
WRONG Mizzou over auburn

Brad Edwards: 2-3
RIGHT BGSU over NIU (upset special)
WRONG Mizzou over auburn
WRONG Ariz st over Stanford
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Trevor Matich: 1-2
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Mizzou over auburn

Tom Luginbill: 0-1
WRONG Mizzou over Auburn

Skip Bayless: 2-0
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St

Dari Nowkhah: 6-4
WRONG NIU over BGSU
RIGHT UCF pover SMU
WRONG Utah St over Fresno St
RIGHT OU over Okla St
WRONG Texas over Baylor
WRONG Marshall over Rice
RIGHT Stanford over Ariz St
RIGHT FSU over Duke
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou

Jason Sehorn: 5-5
WRONG NIU over BGSU
RIGHT UCF over SMU
RIGHT Fresno St over Utah St
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Marshall over Rice
WRONG Ariz St over Stanford
RIGHT Fsu over Duke
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Auburn over Mizzou

Ivan Maisel: 1-0
RIGHT Baylor over Texas

JA Adande: 1-0
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St

Kevin Carter: 1-0
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St